LGBT+ Liberal Democrats Executive Committee Initial Statement on the Cass Review

13 Apr 2024
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We share the widespread disappointment at the review's lack of evidence and perpetuation of harmful stereotypes. As always, we stand with young, trans, and autistic individuals, and women in defending their autonomy. Please see our full initial statement below.

Initial Statement on the Cass Review:

"We are very disappointed by the lack of evidence leading to a conclusion which infantilises autistic people and is undeniable transphobia towards young adults and people.

The Gillick competency saves lives and should be protected, not just for trans people but all people. Everyone has medical rights which should be protected.

LGBT+ Liberal Democrats will continue to stand with trans people, young people, autistic people and women to defend their right to bodily and medical autonomy.

LGBT+ Liberal Democrats Executive Committee

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